Family Affair

Season 4 Episode 18

The Language of Love

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jan 29, 1970 on CBS
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Bill asks a doctor to help Buffy's pal who is disabled.

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  • Saint Bill Does It Again!

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    Mr. French and Bill decide to let Buffy and Jody walk to and from school by themselves and when they do, they meet a friend and his cousin Juanita. When the boys play, Buffy sits by Juanita and tries to talk to her, but Juanita doesn't reply. French thinks that maybe Juanita cannot speak English, so Buffy gets Bill to teach her a few phrases in Spanish. When she tries it on Juanita the next day, she gets the same response...nothing. Then thier friend Freddie tells them that Juanita cannot hear nor speak. Buffy and Jody later bring Juanita to their house, without telling her mother. When Bill comes home and meets Juanita and hears that all Juanita does is sit on the front steps all day, every day, he feels bad for her. When he brings Juanita home, with Buffy in tow, he tries to talk to Juanita's mom about a school that would help Juanita, since they learn she is a very intelligent girl. But Juanita's mom doesn't want to hear about it. Mr. French's idea is to have the school come to Juanita. So he has a doctor from the school, who was a former student there, come to talk to Juanita's mother.At first, Juanita's mom's attitude is the same, she doesn't want her little girl to be hurt, but then the doctor helps by writing messages and lipreading and teaching Juanita to lipread, how to understand her name, etc.

    I'm not positive, but I think Bill helped pay Juanita's tuition for the school. I'd love to have him as an uncle..or father! He helped Juanita get started in school, he helped that orphan runaway kid and also that girl, Eve, from the third season, to get a better doctor and celebrate an early Christmas!moreless
Audree Norton

Audree Norton

Dr. Robinson

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Diana Holly

Diana Holly

Juanita

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Jeanne Bates

Jeanne Bates

Mrs. Morrison

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Donald Livingston

Donald Livingston

Freddie

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